Kodiak Daily Mirror - State legion champs begin regional play
State legion champs begin regional play
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South Anchorage Post 4 got into the Alaska State American Legion baseball tournament by beating Kodiak Post 17 on the final day of the regular season.

As the No. 8 seed, South went undefeated at the state tournament and won the title with a 6-0 victory over Dimond.

Today, Post 4 represents Alaska at the Northwest Regional Tournament in Eugene, Oregon. South opens the double-elimination, five-day tournament at 4 p.m. against the Oregon state champions.

Also in the tournament are the champions from Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming, and the host team from Eugene.

In a winner-to-state game, South edged Kodiak 3-1 on July 20, the final day of the regular season. Both teams ended with a 10-8 league record.

Back in Anchorage, Dimond, Juneau and Fairbanks 30 will be playing in the American Legion Northwest Class “A” Regional Tournament that begins Friday at Mulcahy Stadium.

Dimond was the state runner-up, while Juneau finished third. Fairbanks 30, one of four new Legion teams this season, one the inaugural Horizon Lines Invitational.

Rounding out the double-elimination, five-day tournament are teams from Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon and Utah.

Little League

Knik, Alaska’s Major Little League state champions, beat Montana, 6-5, on Wednesday to finish Northwest Regional pool play with a 3-1 record.

Knik finished third in the pool and plays second-seed Oregon in a semifinal game at 1 p.m. today. The game can be seen on ESPN2.

The winner advances to Saturday’s championship game against either Washington or Montana.

Contact the Daily Mirror sports department at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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